Welcome to the section of this website for people who:

  • are concerned about their online viewing of sexual images of children, or
  • have not looked at sexual images of children, but have an urge to do so. 

If you are someone who has accessed sexual images online this site will help you to stop.

If you have not accessed sexual images of children but have been tempted to, this site will help you not to, by giving you the information and tools to recognise the harm such behaviour causes children, you and your loved ones.

We keep no details or information that can identify the people who access this site. Like the Stop It Now! helpline, the site is free, anonymous and completely confidential.

Perhaps you have already stopped looking at sexual images of children or perhaps not. 

Maybe you are under investigation by the police or may nobody knows about your online behaviour. Whatever your situation, by visiting this site you have already taken a step in the right direction. 

We’re here to help you. Just like making any change, there will be times when you feel on top of things, and times when it feels confusing and difficult. That’s to be expected, and we suggest you take it one step at a time.

We’re committed to helping people stop viewing sexual images of children. 

We know that people can, and do stop. Through the Stop It Now! helpline, we have helped thousands of people, from all walks of life, to address their online behaviour. 

The content and exercises here are based on our experience of working with those people and on their feedback and suggestions. We think we can help you too, not only to get on the right path, but also to help you stay on it.

Finally, a note of caution. Some people who view sexual images of children online may have a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [OCD] which is characterised by intrusive sexual thoughts about children. These individuals are not sexually aroused by these thoughts, which cause them extreme distress and anxiety. If this sounds like it might be true for you, we suggest you speak to your doctor. The modules on this site are not designed to treat OCD. You can read more about OCD hereAt any stage you can call the confidential Stop It Now! helpline - 0808 1000 900.


An opportunity to help us!

Whenever possible, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and Stop It Now! conduct research in order to develop our knowledge and understanding with regards to all areas related to the prevention of child sexual abuse. As opportunities to participate in our research arise, we will post an advertisement below. If appropriate, and we believe the research findings could teach us something important, we will also advertise opportunities to participate in research conducted outside of our organisation. Your participation is incredibly helpful and we are extremely grateful for your time. 

Research conducted by the University of Huddersfield 

Rachael Thompson from the University of Huddersfield is inviting you to take part in an anonymous research survey.

The purpose of this research is to investigate the relationship between morality and crime, while also examining public perceptions of different types of offenders.

Anybody above the age of 18 and from the general public is welcome to take part in the study, regardless of whether they have or have not previously committed any criminal act. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rachael Thompson directly (Rachael.thompson@hud.ac.uk).  

Please click here if you would like to participate. 



Can you help us improve the effectiveness of this website?

To keep this website and its self-help resources as effective as possible for its users, we would very much appreciate you taking a short survey. The survey is completely confidential and you will not need to provide any identifying details. It should take about ten minutes to complete. To take the survey, please click here. Thank you. 



  • The information provided throughout this website is intended for information, self-exploration and self-help only. It is designed to increase awareness in people who may feel that they have a problem with illegal Internet images, or have thought about accessing them but not already done so. The information contained in this website is not, and should not be taken as, a substitute for professional advice and/or treatment.
  • Although the content of the self-help exercises is based on existing research, this research is on-going and the authors would not wish to make any claims about effectiveness.
  • All the information contained on this website is intended to increase awareness of a problem, or potential problem, with regard to a sexual interest in children and is not designed to form a diagnosis. Anyone who feels that they may have a problem in this area should seek professional advice from a qualified person.
  • The Stop It Now team accepts no liability for claims by, or damages of any kind whatsoever to, users of this website. This also applies to decisions or actions taken by any individuals on the basis of the information contained on this website.
  • The information and materials, unless stated otherwise, are copyrighted by Stop It Now and are intended solely for the users own use.
  • The contents, design and format of this website are under the ownership of Stop It Now and must not be reproduced or distributed without prior permission.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement to the provisions of the disclaimer.



"Since accessing the Stop it Now! website I have found it to be an invaluable source of information for anyone like me who wants to change their life around for the better. To try and go it alone without a support group and these resources from Stop it Now! would be disastrous!" An anonymous user of this website


We would like to thank all those who have contributed to the material within the Stop It Now! Get Help site, with particular thanks to Kurt and John and those who attended the focus groups.



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